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15 November 2012
On Thursday 15 November, Heathrow published its ‘One Hub or None’ report which will be presented to the Davies Commission. Gatwick Airport responded by saying:
“Growing Gatwick is the best way to address the current and future capacity problems in the South East. A new runway at Gatwick could be more affordable and practical than other options and give passengers a greater choice of routes to key destinations. Critically, we would have a significantly lower environmental impact compared to an expanded Heathrow.
“The Airports Commission needs to look to the future and not to Heathrow’s monopoly past. It will need to decide whether a competitive airports’ network in London, delivering more passenger choice, connections, convenience and lower prices, is more preferable to propping up an outdated and unnecessary expanded Heathrow.”
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Gatwick Airport is the UK’s second largest airport and the busiest single-runway airport in the world. It serves more than 200 destinations in 90 countries for around 35 million passengers a year on short- and long-haul point-to-point services. It is also a major economic driver for the South-East region, generating around 23,000 on-airport jobs and a further 13,000 jobs through related activities. The airport is 28 miles south of London with excellent public transport links, including the Gatwick Express. Gatwick Airport is owned by a group of international investment funds, of which Global Infrastructure Partners is the largest shareholder.
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